No! No! No! It’s wrong to arrest them with illegal assembly, whatever you may think of the cow-head protestors (Aug 28, Section 23, Shah Alam).
Now that the police has finally decided to charge them, (Malaysiakini), but it seems, they cannot be located?!
I hope it doesn’t end up like the case of ‘missing Bala’ or ‘missing RPK’.
The police, giving the impression that they are delaying the arrests, has only managed to nab four out of 12, who were allegedly involved in the temple demonstrations
I don’t think they should be charged with illegal assembly, though. There is no such thing as illegal assembly since freedom of assembly is provided by the Malaysian Constitution and International laws.
I believe all Malaysians will not protest if the cow bullies were merely protesting and voicing out their demands. They went further than this, they crossed the line when they became very disrespectful of other peoples’ religion (it’s evident all over the photos and videos).
Situation became worst when the Home Minister, a keris wielding UMNO top gun, threw his support behind them, without even meeting the target of their outburst.
So, is ‘illegal assembly’ the right charge for these ‘allegedly’ aggressive men, who are quite clearly UMNO supporters?
What about intending to cause grievous bodily harm? They did say they do not mind bloodshed if their demands were not met. We read it in the news.
Animal lovers are seething with anger that the group had caused severe bodily/head harm to the poor cow.
What about intent to rape? Federal Territory PKR women’s chief Felicia Ling issued a statement today claiming that the protestors had threatened to rape the Batu Tiga Shah Alam Assembly representative Rodziah Ismail.
“Rodziah, I will rape you now,” they claimed these words were expressed by the protestors at Dielogue Session between Section 23 residents organised by the Selangor state government recently.
What do you think?